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Attack on the convoy of Ostend

25th March 1676
Fought at : Ostend - Flanders
Part of : Franco-Dutch War (1672 - 1678)
Previous action : Second battle of Stromboli 8.1.1675/76
Next action : Battle of Agosta 22.4.1676


Royaume de France -
Jean BartFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1676-1697

Ship NameCommanderNotes
La Palme (18) 1675-1679
French 18 Gun
Privateer Frigate (Frégate Légère)
Jean BartFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1676-1697
Fleet Flagship
Le Grand Louis (18) 1674-1674
French 18 Gun
Privateer Frigate (Frégate Légère)
Charles KeyserFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1692
Le Dauphin (14) 1676-1676
French 14 Gun
Privateer Frigate (Frégate Légère)
Alexandre Charles JacobsenFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1677
Le Saint Michel (6) 1676-1676
French 6 Gun
Privateer Barque Longue
Michel MesmackerFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1676
L'Ange Gardien 1676-1676
French Privateer
Pierre LassyFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1674-1679

Allied (Dutch Republic & Spanish Netherlands) -
Pashier DemoorDutch
Naval Sailor

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Tholen (18) 1676-1676
Dutch 18 Gun
Unrated Ship
Simon LonckeDutch
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1676
Captured by Grand Louis

Notes on Action

Attack on the Convoy ref:694

Date of the action divergente between source : 25 , 26 or 27/03/1676

In view of the port of Ostend

French : 5 ships , 2 frégates légères Palme and Grand Louis and 3 Barques Longues  Captain Lassy , Jacobsen and Mesmmaker

Ostend and Dutch : Ostend escort Justice 24 guns Captain Demmor  , San Franscisco 14 guns Captain his son Matthieu Demmor and 7 belandres of Ostend

                              Zeland escort Tholen 18 guns Captain Simon Loncke and 2 Zeland belandres

Attack for 3 hours against Justice by Bart , the 2 ships driven to Nieuport

Attack of the Grand Louis against the Tholen : Captain killed and captured of the ship

The french barques-longues attack the belandres and took for 600000 Florins of prizes : mission impossible to the San Franscico to defend the belandres against the 3 ships and later the Grand Louis

The Grand Louis rompt the combat against the San Franscisco when the Barques-longues captured the bélandres

The Justice and San Fransciscus are not captured .

Possible ship for the San Fransciscus (St François in french) : frégate légère St François 1677 , 12 guns , 140 tons

Belgian version : Liénard

Attack on the convoyref:677

The outcome of the combat is the same :

Tholen captured by the Palme of Bart and Captain killed

But the 2 ostend escorts ships flee from the other frenchs

French version


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